Let’s review three possible themes of “Young Goodman Brown.”
A strict moral code and overemphasis on the sinfulness of humankind can foster undue suspicion and distrust.
Evil can infect people who seem upright.
One man’s virtue is another man’s sin, while one man’s sin is another man’s virtue.
You will need to choose one of these three themes and write a response that is three-fourths to a page long on your own paper about how “Young Goodman Brown” fits your chosen theme. Use the discussion material on symbolism and any more symbols you find to back up your answer.